Tony Ferguson and Aaron Riley at UFC 135
The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 Finale fight card, still a month and a half away and usually loaded with fighters from the series, is already starting to flesh itself out. UFC officials on Friday added a lightweight bout between season 13 winner Tony Ferguson and veteran Yves Edwards to the Dec. 3 event at The Palms in Las Vegas.
“Verbal agreements are in for an explosive lightweight matchup between Ultimate Fighter season 13 winner Tony Ferguson and veteran striking specialist Yves Edwards, Dec. 3, on the Ultimate Fighter Finale,” confirmed UFC president Dana White.
Ferguson (12-2) is coming off of a jaw-crushing victory over Aaron Riley at UFC 135 in September. He literally broke Riley’s jaw during the fight, leading to a TKO stoppage following the first round. Ferguson defeated Ramsey Nijem to win TUF 13 in June.
Edwards (41-17-1) is rolling along on a 3-1 record since his return to the UFC last year. He was once considered the uncrowned UFC lightweight champion when the promotion did away with the weight class for a short time. He enters the fight with Ferguson following a win over Rafaello Oliveira at UFC on Versus 6 in Washington, DC.
TUF 14 coaches Michael Bisping and Jason “Mayhem” Miller square off in the finale’s main event.